By Kyle Peveto, Arts Editor
Lonely students were finally given a week of their own last week.
After dedicating several weeks in the past to asking those of the opposite sex on dates, the Campus Entertainment committee of the Students’ Association sponsored Singles’ Week last week.
“We got some flack from students for dating events,” said Nathan Gray, sophomore biochemistry major from Memphis, who is a member of the SA committee that planned the events.
Singles’ Week began Tuesday at a free viewing of Remember the Titans at the drive-in. The week continued Thursday at the Paramount Theatre with a showing of Newsies and ended Friday after students were treated to free snow cones at Cajun Cones on Judge Ely Blvd. Entertainment committee members passed out free vouchers for snow cones after Chapel in the Campus Center Friday.
Though the week’s activities were for singles, some attendees brought dates.
“We asked if people were together… and we gave them a hard time,” Gray said.
The activities were “pretty well” attended according to Gray.
“We could have hoped for more at Newsies,” he said.
Those who attended the activities enjoyed them.
“It was a great way to hang out with friends in a friendly environment,” said Heather Ketchersid, freshman theatre major from Dallas.
Singles’ Week originally was Cassanova Week, but was changed to benefit more students.
“We decided boys don’t ask girls out (at ACU),” Gray said.
Singles’ Week’s official cost has not been calculated, but the movies cost SA about $300 a piece, and the snow cones cost $200.